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    That's a really elegant and simple solution!

    I have to say, when a PC bought a war elephant in an older campaign, it got tempting to just off the thing and be done with it. But, I did not.

    Quote Originally Posted by toucanbuzz View Post
    My suggestions for players, to avoid DMs killing off your pets (unless you're a ranger), is to apply for non-combat benefits, or come up with a creative benefit (that makes them more like a magic item, such as 1/combat providing advantage, that makes it easier to manage what they're really offering you and avoid having to deal with separate initiative, attack rolls, etc.).

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    One player in my Yawning Portal group keeps Raising Undead and using them as allies in fights. Or, he would IF we could figure out the tactics to make them effective. The zombies / skeletons either clog doorways we need to get through, or they get left behind in mobile fights.
    He also was less than happy when we got mobbed by skeletons and I Turned Undead including ALL of his...

    If we ever get out of these dungeons and can set up a proper ambush in a roomy space, I think the zombies / skeletons can come to shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralif Redhammer View Post
    when a PC bought a war elephant in an older campaign, it got tempting to just off the thing and be done with it.
    Only if I can make a guest appearance (as a member of Team Rival) and do the Legolas-and-the-Oliphaunt thing as it goes down.
    Laugh Ralif Redhammer laughed with this post

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    "That still only counts as one!"

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    Only if I can make a guest appearance (as a member of Team Rival) and do the Legolas-and-the-Oliphaunt thing as it goes down.

  5. #15
    And lets not forget that when you are talking about intelligent monsters it is not training but enslavement, breaking the will and all the stuff with is usually not alignment compatible with the normal adventure party.
    You can of course raise them from birth if the opportunity arises, but that takes an awfully long time to pay off and might alignment wise not much better than slavery when you only raise them to be child soldiers.

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